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20 best movies like School of Rock (2003)

List of the best movies like School of Rock (2003): The Dirt, Sing Street, The Runaways, Mozart in the Jungle, That Thing You Do!, Vox Lux, When Inge Is Dancing, Take the Lead, Hunky Dory, Boychoir.

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Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, music, biography
CharactersMusicians, Businessmen, Rockers, Guitarists, Celebrities
PlotOn real events, Passion, Music group
PlaceParty, Los Angeles
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, By books

The story of Mötley Crüe and their rise from the Sunset Strip club scene of the early 1980s to superstardom.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Musicians, Family, Pupils
PlotLove, Dancing, Relationship, Music, Motorcycles
PlaceSchool, Trains, England, Ireland, Metro
StyleTouching, Serious

A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, music, biography
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Musicians, Guitarists, Managers
PlotMusic, Uprising, Music group
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Serious

Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, two rebellious teenagers from Southern California, become the frontwomen for the Runaways -- the now-legendary group that paved the way for future generations of female rockers. Under the Svengalilike influence of impresario Kim Fowley, the band becomes a huge success.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CharactersTeachers, Strong women, Musicians, Musicians
PlotMusic, Rivalry
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Fancy

In the tradition of Anthony Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential" and Gelsey Kirkland's "Dancing on my Grave" comes an insider’s look into the secret world of classical musicians. From her debut recital at Carnegie Recital Hall to the Broadway pits of "Les Miserables" and "Miss Saigon," Blair Tindall has played with some of the biggest names in classical music for twenty-five years. Now in "Mozart in the Jungle," Tindall exposes the scandalous rock and roll lifestyles of the musicians, conductors, and administrators who inhabit the insular world of classical music.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CharactersDrummers, Musicians, Friends, Managers, Singers
PlotMusic, Friendship, Radio, Music group
StyleLight, To cry, Soulful, Touching

A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, music
CharactersMusicians, Family, Students, Celebrities, Singers
PlotDancing, Soccer, Music, Friendship, Mental disorders
PlaceAircraft, USA, New York
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Heavy, Tense, Makes me think

In 1999, teenage sisters Celeste and Eleanor survive a seismic, violent tragedy. The sisters compose and perform a song about their experience, making something lovely and cathartic out of a catastrophe - while also catapulting Celeste to stardom. By 2017, Celeste is a mother to a teenage daughter of her own and is struggling to navigate a career fraught with scandals when another act of terrifying violence demands her attention.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, music
CharactersDogs, Teens, Teachers, Strong women, Spiders
PlotMusic, Music group
PlaceUSSR, Germany
StyleRomantic, Light

The ambitious punk rocker Max and the eco-activist Inge cannot stand each other, ever since Max publicly exposed her by singing the offensive song "When Inge is Dancing" in front of the whole school. But for Max and his classmates Fabio, Joscha and Lukas this song in particular has become a real hit at school as well as in the regional music scene: Their band called Systemfehler is on the verge of a breakthrough. But just before the important gig, which could get them a record deal, guitarist Josha is injured and can't play. Inge happens to be an excellent guitarist, and the only person who can fill in at such short notice. But when Max asks for her help, she imposes one non-negotiable condition: If she decides to play with the band, they will not perform the song "Wenn Inge tanzt".

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, music
CharactersTeens, Teachers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Passion, Music, Hip Hop
PlaceNew York
StyleInspirational, Fascinating

A former professional dancer volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system and, while his background first clashes with his students' tastes, together they create a completely new style of dance. Based on the story of ballroom dancer, Pierre Dulane.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Students, Pupils
PlaceSchool, England
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

Musical film about the trials and tribulations of an idealistic drama teacher as she tries to put on the end of year show.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Strong women, Musicians, Orphans
PlaceSchool, Texas, USA, Small cities, Boarding school
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

Stet, a troubled and angry 11-year-old orphan from a small Texas town, ends up at a Boy Choir school back East after the death of his single mom. Completely out of his element, he finds himself in a battle of wills with a demanding Choir Master who recognizes a unique talent in this young boy as he pushes him to discover his creative heart and soul in music.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, western, music
CharactersAngels, Cowboys, Musicians, Friends, Artists
PlotMusic, Radio
StyleTo cry, Smart, Fancy, Touching

A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court

Markimdb: 4.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, music
CountryGermany, USA
PlotMusic, Friendship, Love triangle, Music group
PlaceNew York, Los Angeles

A group of aspiring entertainers try to establish careers for themselves in the city of Los Angeles.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersGay, Musicians, Girlfriends, Guitarists, Celebrities
PlotOn real events, Passion, Music, Music group
PlaceEngland, London, Concerts
StyleInspirational, Oscars, Heavy, Touching, Best soundtracks

Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs become instant classics. When Mercury's increasingly wild lifestyle starts to spiral out of control, Queen soon faces its greatest challenge yet – finding a way to keep the band together amid the success and excess.

Markimdb: 4
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Students, Losers
PlotBoxing, Uprising

Barry Goldwater Elementary is on the brink of collapse: the lowest test scores in the state, teachers who are either drunk or having sex on school grounds, and a principal who extorts money from parents. It's up to Tom, the down-on-his-luck vice-principal, to rally the lazy teachers, expose the principal's corruption, and turn the school around before an end of the day board decision.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CharactersCats, Singers
PlotMusic, Success, Hip Hop, Rivalry
PlaceCollege, USA
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating

A progressive graduate student finds success and sparks outrage when his interest in battle rap as a thesis subject becomes a competitive obsession.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, family, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersMusicians, Artists, Singers
PlotLove, On real events, Music, Friendship, Rivalry

Ten fisherman from Cornwall are signed by Universal Records and achieve a top ten hit with their debut album of Sea Shanties. Based on the true-life story of Cornish folk band, Fisherman's Friends.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CharactersMusicians, Photographers, Friends, Guitarists, Mothers
PlotLove, Money, Friendship, Loneliness, Depression
PlaceHospitals, Cemetery, USA, Night Clubs, New York

Straight out of Jersey comes Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, an aspiring rapper fighting through a world of strip malls and strip clubs on an unlikely quest for glory.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersLesbians, Teachers, Musicians, Sisters, Girlfriends
PlotLove, Dancing, Music, Obsession, Breakup
PlaceAircraft, Trains, England, Beach, Hospitals
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Fascinating, Makes me think

Annie is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan – an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe. When the acoustic demo of Tucker's hit record from 25 years ago surfaces, its discovery leads to a life-changing encounter with the elusive rocker himself.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA, South Korea
CharactersMusicians, Child Prodigies, Orphans, Singers
PlotDancing, Travel, Music, Chase, Adoption
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Touching, Sad ones

A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.

Markimdb: 3.9
Genrecomedy, music
CharactersHorses, Losers, Partners
PlaceNight Clubs, New York
StyleRomantic, Light, Inspirational

After a big-time country singer brags that she can turn anybody in to a country-singin' star, she's out to prove she can live up to her talk when she recruits a cab-driver as a country singer. He's scheduled to sing at a big-time NYC country night club and she puts her ample powers to work in preparing her protege.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, musical, family, music
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Family, Friends, Partners
PlotSoccer, Friendship, Music group

The story follows five disparate high school students - Olivia, Mo, Charlie, Stella, and Wen who meet in detention. They realize they are destined to rock, and ultimately form a band that becomes a champion for students sidelined by the high school elite.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, drama, music
PlotMusic, Rivalry, Music group
PlaceUSA, Small cities

G.G. Sparrow faces off with her choir's newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill, over the group's direction as they head into a national competition.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CharactersMusicians, Friends
PlotRelationship, Music, Breakup
PlaceMetro, USA, New York
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Touching

A long lost music producer finds a singer-songwriter right about the moment he has given up all hope on life.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CharactersGangsters, DJs, Friends
PlotMusic, Hip Hop, Music group
PlaceUSA, Night Clubs, New York
StyleFascinating, Serious

Russell Walker is a young, successful manager of rap performers, handling acts for the Krush Groove label, including Run-DMC and The Fat Boys. When Run-D.M.C. has a hit record and Russell needs more money to press more copies, he borrows it from a street hustler and soon regrets his decision.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, music
CharactersTeens, Friends, Partners
PlotTravel, Cars, Music, Obsession, Friendship
PlaceHotels, New York
StyleTo cry

If they missed Beatles' first appearance in the U.S.A. they would hate themselves for the rest of their lives! So six young girls from New Jersey set off even though they don't have tickets for the show! The journey is full of surprises and misfortunes but the young ladies are determined to reach their idols.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CharactersMusicians, Family, Fathers, Sisters, Singers
PlaceMansions, USA, New York
StyleLight, Soulful, Fascinating

Beautiful aspiring rock star Jude is stuck in a rut - relegated to recording commercial jingles and lost in a series of one night stands. When she is evicted from her Brooklyn apartment, she is forced to move into the Hamptons home of her wealthy - and selfish - father Paul Lombard, an over-the-hill, Sinatra-esque crooner angling for a musical comeback.

Markimdb: 4.8
CharactersGay, Teachers, Snake, Cannibals, Raccoons
PlotPrison Break, Abduction, Revenge, Rivalry
PlacePrison, School, Texas, Small cities, New York
StyleLight, Fascinating

After winning over the staff and students of Milford High School, chemistry teacher Richard Martinez aka Bianca Del Rio sent her nemesis Vice Principal Deborah “Debbie” Ward to jail in a flawlessly executed plan. When Debbie is released from jail, she conjures up a scheme to do away with Bianca Del Rio once and for all, by luring her on a dangerous journey to Russia to accept a teaching award and cash prize.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredocumentary, music, biography
CharactersMusicians, Friends, Singers, Stars
PlotMusic, Friendship, Success, Music group
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Director Martin Scorsese profiles former Beatle George Harrison in this reverent portrait that mixes interviews and archival footage, featuring commentary from the likes of Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr and Yoko Ono.

Markimdb: 2.9
Genrecomedy, music
CountryGermany, USA
CharactersRappers, Losers, Girlfriends
PlotMusic, Hip Hop, Shopping
PlaceUSA, New York

A Jewish-American Princess is forced to take control of a hard-core hip-hop record label and tries to rein the one of the label's most controversial rappers.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, family, crime, music
CharactersFriends, Losers, Nuns, Priests
PlotMusic, Friendship, Hip Hop
StyleTo cry, Touching

Deloris Van Cartier is again asked to don the nun's habit to help a run-down Catholic school, presided over by Mother Superior. And if trying to reach out to a class full of uninterested students wasn't bad enough, the sisters discover that the school is due to be closed by the unscrupulous chief of a local authority.